The Cleveland Cavaliers were apparently in the middle of a blockbuster deal in 2007, when they intended to trade LeBron James for Kobe Bryant.
In a report by Brian Windhorst for ESPN, the Lakers reportedly got in touch with the Cavaliers' team management during the said year to see if there would be a possibility to come up with a trade involving the two NBA superstars.
Windhorst adds that during the time, the then 28-year-old Bryant was coming off an impressive season where he averaged 32 points per game, and put up 46% shooting from the field. He also had three NBA championships under his belt. more >>
UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos has made things personal between him and featherweight champion/155-pound title challenger Conor McGregor.
"The Notorious," who is also known for his incessant trash talking, did not exempt dos Anjos from such mental warfare, just like how he did with former long-time featherweight champion José Aldo during the build-up of their UFC 194 title fight in December.
So much so that the brash Irishman even branded dos Anjos as a "bum version of Aldo" and criticized the Brazilian for moving permanently to the United States. more >>
Current Cleveland Cavaliers head coach and former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Tyronn Lue recalled a notable moment he shared with Kobe Bryant.
Lue and Bryant played together from 1998 to 2001, during two of the Lakers' championship runs. In a report by David McMenamin for ESPN, Lue recalled one moment in practice, wherein he, alongside second stringers Devean George, Brian Shaw, Mark Madsen and Slava Medvedenko, were up against the team's then starters composed of Bryant, Derek Fisher, and Shaquille O'Neal.
As Lue remembered, it was a game point when Bryant drove to the baseline, while he (Lue) was situated at the elbow. As "The Black Mamba" drove down, Lue followed down the lane and pinned Bryant's dunk attempt against the glass. more >>
Welterweight Timothy Bradley has decided to vacate his World Boxing Organization (WBO) 147-pound title, ahead of his rubber match against eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
The said fight is scheduled to take place on April 9th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the same venue where their two previous fights on June 2012 and April 2014 were held.
Bradley has held the WBO welterweight title twice already. more >>
A Pakistani Christian mother of three who was kidnapped and forced into an Islamic marriage with her Muslim landlord last summer has escaped from her captor and is now in hiding, as local authorities have threatened to arrest members of her family if she is not returned to her abductor.
Thirty-year-old Fouzia Sadiq, whose entire family works as bonded laborers at a brick kiln in Pattoki owned by 60-year-old Muslim Muhammed Nazir, was called to come to Nazir's home on one of her off days last July to provide cleaning services because he was expecting guests.
Although Fouzia's family was expecting her to return home later that day, she never returned. As previously reported, Fouzia's brother went to Nazir's home to inquire about his sister and was told that she would return the next day. When Fouzia did not return the next day, her brother went back to the landlord and was told not to return to the home because Fouzia committed to a marriage with Nazir and was now considered to be his property. more >>
The Miami Heat is reportedly keen on acquiring the services of Sacramento Kings forward Omri Casspi.
According to a series of tweets by Christopher Cochran of TheTicketMiami.com, the 27-year-old Casspi is currently on the Heat's radar, in exchange for injured guard Tyler Johnson. Johnson has been on the sidelines due to a shoulder injury and is expected to be out for two months.
Casspi is not the only player on the Kings roster that the Heat has its sights on. According to a tweet by Steve Kyler from Basketball Insiders, the Heat is also targeting small forward Rudy Gay, with the hopes of finding an effective wing man. more >>